HamNation and Slot Antennas

The current QST has an interesting article on using a DirecTV satellite dish as a 2-meter antenna.  Possibly a great solution for hams bound by CCRs.  John Portune, W6NBC has a very interesting video out showing much more detail than seen in QST.  He even has a very unusual slot antenna that can be mounted to the roof of a car or RV. (no it does NOT look like a dish!)  Watch the entire video here, beginning 20 minutes into the show.       HamNation on TWIT

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More on Digital Radio

If you have been curious about digital radio on the VHF / UHF bands but not yet decided to “jump in”, this may be of interest to you.  Connect Systems has been offering DMR equipment at fairly affordable prices.  They have recently announced plans to offer a unit that will cover both DMR and D-star with the same radio.  If you like very steep learning curves this may be for you!

Read more about it here:  http://www.va3xpr.net/connect-systems-president-jerry-wanger-announces-plans-to-launch-a-combo-dmr-d-star-radio/

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W6CO Echolink update

Update 12/19
Off-Line.   http://napasars.net/repeaters/#Echolink

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2015 Field Day Scores are in:

ARRL has posted the Field Day Scores.  W6CO can claim 7th place out of a field of 24.
See the data base here: ARRL Data Base

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Oct 21st 2015



Bob Heil demos the Comet CAA 500 Analyzer.
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